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Hmmm. Who would build a bridge that follows rather than crosses a river?

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It's not a natural habitat for elephants . . .

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Well, zooming out some more seems unlikely to help so I'll try a hint: This unique transit facility opened in 1901.
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Hi Dennis,


How about the Schwebebahn - Wuppertaler. Not far from Dusseldorf,. The oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars on the globe.

Sounds like an interesting mode of transport.

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Genau. Your turn.

I was getting frantic about what other kinds of clues I could offer.

The story of Wupperal's Schwebebahn—including the elephant incident—is told in the Wikipedia entry. But basically, the easiest place to put the transit line was over the River Wupper.

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Danke, Dennis.

Staying within the realm of transportation, here's another bridge.

Make a wish!

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That would be the Hartland bridge in New Brunswick - the World's longest covered bridge (390 m).

I just googled for longest covered bridge and found that!
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That would be the Hartland bridge in New Brunswick - the World's longest covered bridge (390 m).

I just googled for longest covered bridge and found that!


Funny enough I read a magazine yesterday which had a photo of that bridge in it, in an article about a lady's cross-Canada cycling trip.
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That would be the Hartland bridge in New Brunswick - the World's longest covered bridge (390 m).

I just googled for longest covered bridge and found that!


No fooling you folks!

Here's a few factioids regarding the bridge:

It's a long one, measuring 1282 feet and crosses the St. John River (which is often referred to as the Rhine of North America)

A Wishing Bridge

The longest covered bridge in the world, at Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada, is a wishing bridge. When you enter the bridge, you make a wish, close your eyes, cross your fingers and hold your breath. Make certain you are not the driver! If you can do this for the entire length of the bridge, your wish is very likely to come true.

This tradition is as old as the bridge. Sometimes it is varied by simply saying that you will have good luck if you can hold your breath until you have crossed the entire length of the bridge.


A Kissing Bridge

The longest covered bridge in the world at Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada is a kissing bridge. This is a legend, which developed during the years when this covered structure was used mainly by horses and wagons.

This was of so much concern to the general public that there was great opposition when they talked of covering the bridge. Sermons were even preached on how a covered bridge would destroy the morals of the young citizens. Their concerns were heard, but not heeded and the bridge was covered.

It is said that young men trained their horses to stop about half way across the bridge. The horse would wait until the couple shared a couple of kisses and then it would continue to the other side of the bridge.

Today, you can see many couples going to the bridge to share a kiss and receive the special feeling of their love with the spirit of the grand old bridge. We are certain that the bridge’s spirit will look favourably on these couples.

A good example of this was in September 1993, when Charmaine Laffoley and David Hunt of Toronto became the first couple to be married on the bridge.


It's all your's Hugo. How about somewhere warm, as it's rather damp and dreary here this am!

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Not sure how warm this is right now, but here is another bridge...
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Not sure how warm this is right now, but here is another bridge...
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Hi Hugo,

For some strange reason I was thinking Japan...

It's the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge, aka The Pearl Bridge. With a central span of 1990 metres, it is the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Temp. in Akashi at the moment is 18°C , with a light rain.

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Jamie Whitters

p.s. Had a little help from our two Springer Spaniels, who have turned out to be great bridge identifiers!

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Correct - you are up next!
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Correct - you are up next!

Hi Hugo,

Thank you.

Another bridge. It's in a location that's a tad bit warmer than the bridge identified yesterday.

Cheers,


Jamie Whitters

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Hi Hugo,

Thank you.

Another bridge. It's in a location that's a tad bit warmer than the bridge identified yesterday.

Cheers,


Jamie Whitters


Hi Jamie

That's the Bosphorus bridge that connects Europe to Asia near Istanbul.


Good one!

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Hi Hugo,

Thank you.

Another bridge. It's in a location that's a tad bit warmer than the bridge identified yesterday.

Cheers,


Jamie Whitters


Hi Jamie

That's the Bosphorus bridge that connects Europe to Asia near Istanbul.


Good one!


Hi There,

You are so close, but I'm going to give it to you. The bridge is actually the Fatih Sultan Mehmet, which is about 6km. north of the Bosphorus Bridge. There's apparently a third bridge in the works, along with a tunnel, so residents of this wonderful city will have some new transportation options.

Good eye and over to you!

Cheers,


Jamie Whitters




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